Quick answer
"Functions" is a form of "function", a noun which is often translated as "la función". "Areas" is a form of "area", a noun which is often translated as "el área". Learn more about the difference between "functions" and "areas" below.
function(
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shihn
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (purpose)
a. la función
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The function of this office is to defend the rights of the workers.La función de esta oficina es defender los derechos de los trabajadores.
2. (duty)
a. la función
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The main function of the tutor is to keep a check on student's academic progress.La función principal del tutor es controlar la evolución académica de los alumnos.
3. (social event)
a. la recepción
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
What are you wearing for tonight's function?¿Qué te vas a poner para la recepción de esta noche?
b. la ceremonia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The general was present at the change of command function.El general estuvo presente en la ceremonia de cambio de mando.
c. el acto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The principal wants the academic function to be in the morning, but the parents want it to be at night.La directora quiere que el acto académico sea en la mañana, pero los padres queremos que sea en la noche.
4. (mathematics)
a. la función
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The function represents a relation between two elements.La función representa una relación entre dos elementos.
5. (computing)
a. la función
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This function will carry out a specific task in the computer.Esta función llevará a cabo una tarea específica en la computadora.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to operate)
a. funcionar
My printer finally functions properly.Mi impresora por fin funciona adecuadamente.
7. (to serve)
a. servir
This cell phone also functions as a professional camera.Este celular también sirve como cámara profesional.
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area(
eh
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ri
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (geographical region)
a. el área
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The metropolitan area comprises several jurisdictions.El área metropolitana comprende varias jurisdicciones.
b. la zona
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There are several green areas in the city.Hay varias zonas verdes en la ciudad.
c. la región
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There are mountains in the southern area.Hay montañas en la región meridional.
2. (part of a larger space)
a. la zona
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The train has an area where cell phones are not permitted.El tren tiene una zona donde no se permiten los teléfonos celulares.
3. (extension)
a. la superficie
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The kitchen's area is ten square meters.La cocina tiene una superficie de diez metros cuadrados.
4. (mathematics)
a. el área
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
What is the area of the circle?¿Cuál es el área del círculo?
5. (field of study)
a. el campo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I'm not specialized in that area.No estoy especializado en ese campo.
b. el área
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Research in the health area needs financial support.La investigación en el área de la salud necesita apoyo económico.
6. (football)
a. el área
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Was he in the penalty area?¿Estaba dentro del área de castigo?
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